A woman from Styria (34) was found covered in blood on Tuesday afternoon in the basement of an apartment building in Mürzzuschlag – and allegedly by her 13-year-old daughter. Any help came too late for the woman. As the police announced on Wednesday, the injuries of the victim were too massive. Everything looks like a so-called overkill – killing or destroying the victim. The partner (33) is an urgent suspect, but a 44-year-old Afghan was also arrested. Both denied the bloody deed.

At around 4:20 p.m., the rescue center received an emergency call. A woman and a man were arguing violently in the basement of a block of flats in the Eisenbahnersiedlung. The woman may also be injured. It was still unclear Wednesday morning who made the call. Allegedly, however, the 13-year-old daughter found the victim. When the rescue workers and a police patrol arrived at the scene of the incident, they found a woman covered in blood in the basement. Despite immediately initiated resuscitation measures, an emergency doctor could only determine the death of the 34-year-old. She is said to have suffered massive injuries – presumably from knife wounds. Connections unclear According to the police, the victim’s partner, a 33-year-old local, is an urgent suspect. He was arrested without resistance on Tuesday. Another suspect, an Afghan (44), who lives in the same house, was also arrested. The 44-year-old is said to be the father of an Afghan family of four who have a deportation notice and were taken in by the victim. The 34-year-old, who is said to be working in an asylum shelter, is said to have separated from her partner. It is unclear why there was a dispute in the basement on Tuesday. The daughter allegedly saw the 33-year-old come out of the basement with a bloody towel. Together with the Afghan family’s 16-year-old daughter, she went to look anxiously – and found her mother. When questioned by the police, the 44-year-old Afghan vehemently denied having been involved in the crime, as did his ex-partner. The presumption of innocence applies to everyone.

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